South Lyon is a city in Southwestern Oakland County in Michigan, and is part of Metro Detroit. South Lyon's McHattie Park is the location of the Witch's Hat Depot Museum and Historic Village. McHattie Park and the Museum and Historic Village frequently host public events and Concerts in the Park in summertime. Salem-South Lyon District Library was founded in 1938. The Huron Valley Trail is a biking and hiking trail that follows the former Grand Trunk Railroad. The Lyon Theatre is a movie house established in 1945. The best time to visit South Lyon is during the last weekend of September during Pumpkinfest, the largest annual festival in the South Lyon. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.


1.Salem-South Lyon District Library

Salem-South Lyon District Library
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The South Lyon Public Library was founded in 1938 by a group of women belonging to the Tuesday Club. It was officially opened on March 20, 1939 in one room of a vacant store. People of the community had redecorated the room and donated 1600 books. In 1942 the Library outgrew its original location and moved to the McWhorter house, now the educational building of the Presbyterian Church. The Library had more room, more books, and more paid help. The current building at 9800 Pontiac Trail was opened on May 2, 1998 with 15,000 square feet of space, capable of accommodating up to 60,000 books. In 2009, the Library added 5,000 square feet to accommodate a teen wing, computer lab, and staff space. The parking lot was enlarged and a drive-up book return was added.

9800 Pontiac Trail, South Lyon, MI 48178, Phone: 248-437-6431

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2.Witches Hat Brewing Company

Witches Hat Brewing Company
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Witches Hat Brewing Copany in South Lyon, Michigan, started with a small 36-person bar to grow quickly into a new 15bbl brewhouse and room to expand with a growing collection of fermentors and all kinds of wooden barrels. The Tap Room tripled in size and moved to a new location in 2014. Witches hat is currently experimenting with sour aging and state of the art hop infusion techniques. They make a large range of beers and no matter what your favorite brew is, you will find something you will enjoy. Their rustic chic tap room is large and friendly, with massive tables made of wood slabs with live edge, a wall of mugs and magnificent stained glass. It is a popular gathering place and there are often evens with live music. The food is supplied by a large number of food trucks .Witches Hat beer can be found in stores, bars and restaurants all over Michigan

601 S Lafayette St, South Lyon, MI 48178, Phone: 248-486-2595

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3.Huron Valley Rail Trail

Huron Valley Rail Trail
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The Huron Valley Trail is a biking and hiking trail that follows the former Grand Trunk Railroad. It runs from the City of South Lyon, through Lyon Township and into Milford Township, continuing south on Old Plank Road to Pontiac Trail. Pontiac Trail follows for about a mile the north side of Lyon Oaks County Park to the Wixom City boundary. The trail’s extension to the west runs through the Lyon Township Park and along Grand River Avenue and through Island Lake State Recreation Area. The entire trail is paved. The section that runs through Lyon and Milford Townships is fairly flat with soft, gentle grades. The extension to Island Lake has several hills, offering more challenge. .The Huron Valley Trail provides connections to more than 25 miles of other trails.

Huron Valley Trail, New Hudson, MI 48165

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4.The Lemon Tree

The Lemon Tree
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The Lemon Tree is a quaint, charming shop in South Lyon, Michigan, opened in January 2017. The owners/artists offer antiques, handmade objects and gifts, home décor, toys, furniture, pillows, lamps, vases, food items, handmade cosmetics, candles, soaps and so much more. It is a perfect place to find a gift for someone who has everything, while enjoying browsing through small nicely presented treasures. Most objects are made by local artists and crafts people, making their art available to the customers and at the same time supporting their work. The owner Annie also refurbishes antique furniture in her studio in the same building, which is also her home.

127 N Lafayette St, South Lyon, MI 48178, Phone: 989-400-9748

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5.The Lyon Theater

The Lyon Theater
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The Lyon Theatre in South Lyon, Michigan, is a single-screen movie house located in the historic Phillips Funeral Home's furniture store on East Lake Street in South Lyon. The renovation of the building was completed in 1945 and the movie house was opened as the LYON with the film “Our Vines Have Tender Grapes” and “Hit the Hay!” later that week. The theatre changed many owners since. Under new ownership in 2015 it was completely renovated, the lobby has been refreshed and new food and drink items have been added. It now has new Dolby Digital Surround Sound and Real D 3D digital theater projection systems. It is showing only films that have been reviewed as good, well-received by audiences, and recognized with significant awards.

126 E Lake St, South Lyon, MI 48178, Phone: 248-446-9090

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